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COVID-19 Nagaland: 82 new cases take tally to 12,650

Kohima, April 20: Nagaland today reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 increasing the tally to 12,650.
“82 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. 70 in Dimapur, 11 in Kohima and 1 in Tuensang,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.

There have been no recoveries for the day keeping the number of recovered persons at 12,110 while the active patients have shot up to 257, he said.
The recovery rate has come down further to 95.73% from 96.35% on Monday while it was 97.98% on March 19, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The death toll in the State is 94, including 10 with comorbidities, he said.
Among the active patients, 23 are with mild and moderate symptoms while 234 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Nagaland has so far tested a total of 1,41,093 suspected COVID-19 samples, including 76,449 on RT-PCR, 37,797 on TrueNat and 26,847 on Rapid Antigen Test, he said.
Meanwhile, Nagaland has administered a total of 1,57,293 doses of covishield to 1,23,601 persons as on Monday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 424,090 are frontline workers, 13,508 are healthcare professionals, 33,755 senior citizens and 32,248 people above 45 years with specified comorbidities, he said.

Among those inoculated 21,547 frontline workers, 9,158 healthcare workers, 2,031 senior citizens and 956 persons above 45 years with comorbidities have received the second shots of COVID-19 vaccine completing the full course of vaccination, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)